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CoCA Open Studios Nov. 18-19, 2023
WHAT IS COCA?
Colony of Coastside Artists (CoCA) began in 2010 with a realization that most artists work in isolation and rarely share their work with others unless they sell directly.
Colony of Coastside Artists (CoCA) is a group of like-minded artists who live on the San Mateo County mid-coast from Montara through Half Moon Bay. I started the group in 2010 to encourage artists to share their art in a non-competitive social setting. We met monthly to network, socialize, learn from each other and share ideas. Our group is open to coastside artists of all mediums and levels who would like to join us.
Prior to 2020, we met in people's homes, and encouraged the artists to bring a piece of work and food to share and socialize .
In 2020, our group discontinued meeting in person and did some online meetings instead. We plan to meet again in person, but as of now, no date has been set.
For those who are interested, we also do an annual Open Studios, which has grown in popularity both in participants and patrons.
Visit our Contact page if you are interested in becoming a member, or joining our mailing list.
From CoCA Members:
“I’ve felt the spirit of CoCA has been inclusive, supportive, sharing and gracious to all artists. ”
“If CoCA were food, it would be the best macaroni and cheese you ever ate.”
“CoCA is a group of talented, committed, and friendly artists who get together to share their creative experiences.”
“Moving to the coast has been a wonderful experience, but joining CoCA has made it feel like I’ve come home.”
“CoCA is a group of talented and passionate Coastside artists who welcome and mentor fellow artists at all stages of their artistic path.”
Also, many of our artists can been seen at local events such as:
Make it Main Street
Kelly St. at Main St., Half Moon Bay
1st Thursdays of every month, Make It Main Street presents surprising and entertaining experiences on five blocks of Main Street, and throughout Downtown Half Moon Bay. From 3-7PM, residents and visitors are invited to discover a Makers Marketplace, take in an independently made film, catch an artist demonstration, listen in as Musicians, Poets, Writers & Storytellers perform among the eclectic array of Shops, Bookstores, Nurseries, Restaurants, Wine Bars, Cafes and Galleries that grace 5 blocks of Half Moon Bay’s historic Main Street.
Harvard Ave Outdoor Market
103 Block of Harvard Ave., Princeton Harbor
Second Saturdays LOCAL Vendors setting up outside their shops on provide a safe and socially distanced OUTDOOR experience for our community!
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